We just got back from 4 nights in this hotel. For a city hotel this is an excellent choice. The rooms are clean with a microwave, fridge and facilities to make coffee. Every day you will get a bottle of water, 30 minutes internet and they also have bikes, all free of charge (2 hours max but that is enough to cycle around Stanley Park for example). You can walk to the center but there are several busses around the corner in case you want to go a bit further away. The direct area is not that pleasant after 5 pm indeed but it didn't disturb us. Simply don't pay any attention to it and walk on. Nothing will happen then. I certainly would book this hotel again.
only stayed one night but found the room very clean, spacious and comfortable. Staff were friendly and very helpful esp in making a dinner reservation ordering a taxi etc. Would definately stay again. Easy to find location. Would have been nice to have had more options to dine within easy walking distance but easy and cheap to get a taxi.
Exceptional value. Rooms are somewhat small but very well appointed. Location was very convenient to GM Place and that was what I was looking for. Staff were very friendly and helpful with restaurant recommendations and directions.
Expectations were met.